Ghost Light Night Returns to the New Vic!
Ghost Light Night, Ensemble Theatre Company's annual benefit bash, will feature a live performance and cocktail hour at the New Vic, followed by an exclusive dinner and celebration at Wine Cask with artists and fellow ETC patrons. Stay tuned for more details about this unique and exciting event in the coming weeks!
Ghost Light Night supports live theater and education outreach programming.
For more information, contact Christine Hollinger at (805) 965-5400 x 104.
Celebrating Executive Artistic Director Jonathan Fox’s 10 Year Anniversary!
On a glorious Santa Barbara evening in June, more than 140 members of Ensemble Theatre Company’s extended family celebrated “the first ten years” of Jonathan Fox as Executive Artistic Director. The celebration was held in the beautiful garden ofBeth and Derek Westen where guests joined together to be reminded of the dramatic growth of ETC under Jonathan’s leadership. As one tribute writer put it, the event was “in appreciation of ten years of theater excellence…Theater, when imagined as a community dialogue, is a powerful ingredient of a civil society. You have provided us that…and much more.”
‘I Am My Own Wife’ Solo Show Explores Identity and Survival
I Am My Own Wife, Doug Wright’s fascinating deconstruction of the tangled lives that converge around the historical figure of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, at once subverts and exceeds the expectations established by the traditional one-person show. The playwright’s sophisticated deployment of various extended theatrical techniques adds to the pleasure of this richly layered account of a life spent in the shadows of first the Nazis and then the communists of East Berlin.
Instead of a unified point of view delivered entirely in the first-person singular, I Am My Own Wife strings together more than two dozen perspectives into a glittering kaleidoscope with an engaging enigma at its constantly shifting center. The brilliant actor John Tufts handles the show’s frequent shifts in time frame and in format with remarkable tact and dexterity...